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MetroCentre Rally
MetroCentre Rally 2009
At the MetroCentre Coach Park


This event will feature a selection of classic buses on display, trade stands
and a free bus service around the local area.

Buses will leave the Coach Park bus stop and operate a circular route via Dunston.

The first bus will depart at 10:30 and a frequent service will operate until the last bus at 16:00.

To travel to the event by public transport catch any bus or rail service serving the MetroCentre
and walk over the footbridge to the MetroCentre Coach Park.

For additional information on the location of the MetroCentre coach park, click here

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Sunday 2nd May 2010
Time 10:00 AM

RegPhotoYearMakeExhibitor History
ECU 201EECU 201E1967Bristol RESL6L with Eastern Coachworks bodyPhil Logie This bus was the first Leyland-engined Bristol RE to be delivered to a non-Tilling operator. It was sold by Busways in 1977 for service with a succession of further operators before reacquisition in 1988. It has been preserved since 1998.
MV 8996MV 89961931Bedford WLB Duple C20F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd Originally a demonstrator for the coachbuilder, Duple, this vehicle passed to Howard of West Byfleet, and later to Teesdale of Lincoln for preservation. Purchased by Gerald Cox of Durham and eventually to the late Chris Moyes of Durham. Now in the care of NEBPT.
HHN 202HHN 2021947Bristol L5G with Eastern Coachworks single-deck bus body.David Slater The bus was new to United in the summer of 1947, with fleet number BLO 202. It was allocated to subsidiary company Bell's Services of Westerhope, Newcastle carrying the standard red and cream livery. Next, in 1951, it was returned to the main United fleet as BG 216. In 1959, the bus was transferred from United to subsidiary company Durham District Services, with whom it ran in green and cream livery, numbered DB 216. It was sold for preservation in 1968.
JHL 701JHL 7011956Bedford SBG Plaxton Consort C41F Just The Ticket Bus Preservation (Derek Thompson) This vehicle was new to Swan of Berwick upon Tweed. Withdrawn by them in the 1980s and sold for preservation, passing to the present owner in 2002. A major restoration was carried out and a brand new engine, obtained from the MOD, was fitted. The vehicle has attended events all over the north in the past few years and completes an overseas trip to Holland each year.
JDC 599JDC 5991959Dennis Loline (Gardner 6LW engine) with Northern Counties double-deck H36/31RD body 500 Group, This bus was an exhibit at the Earls Court Motor Show when new. and entered service as Middlesbrough 99. It was taken out of service in 1972 and sold to a Scottish operator. It was rescued from scrap and rebuilt to emerge on the rally scene in 1998.
204 UXJ204 UXJ1961AEC Routemaster Park Royal 64-seat double-deck bodywork.Paul Ogilvie The bus was put into service by London Transport as RM1058, an example of the original production short-length vehicles. After privatisation it was inherited by Go Ahead's London Central and worked from New Cross garage. It was retired into preservation in 2005 after service 36 was converted to driver-only operation. Restoration continues on the vehicle, including seats re-trimmed in original Scott tartan. Original registration 58 CLT.
221 JVK221 JVK1961Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Alexander double-deck body.David Slater The bus was new to Newcastle Corporation and was operated until 1977. It was bought for preservation by the Four to One Group, who carried out much work on it. It later passed to Jimmy Storey who completed the restoration work.
8124 WX8124 WX1961Bristol MW6G with ECW C39F bodywork. North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This vehicle was new to West Yorks RCC as fleet no. CUG 27. It was withdrawn from service in September 1973, and passed through a number of private owners until acquired by the late Chris Moyes in 1996. Thoroughly overhauled by Go-Ahead and extensively rallied, this vehicle later passed to NEBPT ownership.
VSL 528VSL 5281962Bedford CA 11-seat minibusBrian Clarke Kenebrake bodywork, one of very few remaining. Purchased in Wales by the current owner in August 2008.
ACU 326BACU 326B1964Scammell Scarab 6 ton tractor unit and trailerDavid Warren Originally owned and operated by Leyland Motors first as an articulated vehicle for parts deliveries then converted to a flat bed / shunting tractor for use around the Leyland Motors plant. This included the removal of all coupling gear and associated equipment. Restoration first took place from 1990-1994 where the vehicle remained in its altered state. Work commenced in late 2010 to start converting the vehicle back to its original form, capable of towing a Scammell coupling trailer, having all the coupling gear and all associated equipment re-fitted. The vehicle was never registered by Leyland Motors and was registered for the first time in 1994 when the vehicle entered preservation. A local registration mark ?CU? was offered which is South Shields. In 2011 it was restored to a fully working tractor unit and in early 2012 a genuine Scammell step frame trailer was found to tow behind. A short Scammell trailer was purchased from a farm near Lintz Green in 2013. My Scammell Scarab has been attending rallies for 20 years and the first rally it ever attended was the 1995 Seaburn Rally.
EUP 405BEUP 405B1964AEC Routemaster 3R2RH, Park Royal H41/31FDavid Slater New to Northern General as fleet no. 2105; one of only 50 built for use outside London; used for medium-distance services until preserved in 1980. Restored in the original livery in which it entered service.
LCU 112LCU 1121964Daimler CCG6 with Roe double-deck body. 140 Group The bus appeared in the 1964 Earls Court Motor Show. It is a hybrid of Daimler chassis and Guy driveline with Gardner engine. It has appeared in a Tesco advert. The vehicle was new to South Shields Corporation as No 140. On withdrawal, it was retained by Busways and later Stagecoach, and has been maintained by the 140 Group for 32 years. It has been in preservation longer than it was in service. The only double decker remaining in South Shields.
PCN 762PCN 7621964AEC Routemaster Park Royal H41/31F North East Bus Preservation Trust Ltd This bus was one of 50 AEC-Park Royal front entrance Routemasters that were new to NGT, fitted with Leyland 0.600 engines. Originally registered RCN 699.It passed to Stevenson's of Uttoxeter, then to Stagecoach for use on Magicbus routes in Glasgow, reregistered as EDS 508B, and by then powered by an AEC engine. Re-purchased by Northern, passing to the late Chris Moyes OBE and given registration mark PCN 762. Now in the care of NEBPT.
JJD 443DJJD 443D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RNigel Walker New in 1966 with London Regional Transport, this Routemaster spent many years in London before being preserved 14 years ago by the current owner.
JJD 551DJJD 551D1966AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RSteve Griffin This Routemaster entered service as London Transport RML2551 in 1966, initially on route 6, and after refurbishment on route 12. Refurbishment was of both interior and of the driveline, when a Cummins engine replaced the AEC original. The current owner intends to preserve it with its route 12 branding.
JDC 544LJDC 544L1972Daimler Fleetline CRL6 with Northern Counties H43/27D body 500 Group, This last-surviving Teesside 'standard' only 13'5" high, was acquired for preservation in 1989. It has covered over 1,200,000 miles!
PFT 117L1972ERF HCB/Angus Water Tender/Major Pump AppliancePaul Pearson
321 YHN321 YHN1973Bedford YRQ with Plaxton Panorama coach body.Peter Elliott The coach was new to National Travel South East as VYH 500M. Then it worked for James Meffan of Kirriemuir from 1985, before becoming a motor home in 1997. Bought from a scrapyard in 1999, it has been totally refurbished by the current owner. Restored in United Tyne-Tees livery.
KEW 785PKEW 785P1975Bedford YRT Plaxton Panorama Elite 3Daron Hardy The vehicle was new to Robinsons' of Kimbolton in 1975. It worked for them until 2000 when it was purchased for preservation. Now in the livery of the original owner, this has returned to the scene after 2 years while some work was carried out on her.
RGF 231PRGF 231P1976Bristol LHS6L with Plaxton C33F bodyworkMichael Burke The vehicle was new to Epsom Coaches in 1976 then to G E Sykes of Appleton Roebuck near York. It was acquired by the current owner in 2003.
JPT 906TJPT 906T1979Bristol VRT SL3 501 Eastern Coach WorksJonothan Ruddick Northern General 3406 was new on 02/01/1979, and entered service at Murton Depot. In 1982 the vehicle was one of three (3404-3406) to be upgraded to dual purpose status and fitted with coach seats, which were purchased from United Auto Services. The bus later moved to Chester le Street, for use on local express services and painted into 'TYNELINK' livery. Withdrawn in 1993, the bus passed to Blue Triangle of Bootle. Having served with a number of other operators, 3406 passed into preservation with the County Durham Bus Preservation Group in 2002. By this time having been re-registered LDS190A. The original number plate was re-issued by the DVLA. The vehicle has undergone a number of repairs, including replacement of the gearbox. The bus has recently been by purchased by Jonothan Ruddick, and remains part of the CDBPG collection. Having gained an MOT, the bus has returned to the road for the first time in several years. Restoration work is currently ongoing with the vehicle.
JKH 194VJKH 194V1979Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme C53FTony Hull Plaxton Supreme IV bodywork, ex National Express (East Yorkshire). It then went to Cherry Coaches of Hull, before returning to East Yorkshire Motor Services, it spent some it's later years with Lee's of Durham, Classic of Annfield Plain, and Scarlet Band Coaches all in the Durham area, before being preserved by the present owner Mr Tony Hull.
PHH 149WPHH 149W1980Bristol VR with Eastern Coach Works double-deck body.John Burrow This bus was originally owned by Cumberland Motor Services, then by Stagecoach Northwest, for whom It was the last VR to be operated. The current owner bought it for preservation in October 2006 and repainted it in CMS Cumberland Ayres red and cream. The original registration was KRM 471W, fleet no. 431
WUP 961VWUP 961V1980Leyland Leopard/Duple Dominant II Express 53 seater coachwork. Burrells Coaches Owned since new in 1980, this vehicle is still in everyday use. Has a 6 speed ZF box, 680 engine, FM pump.
EJR 111WEJR 111W1980Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R with Alexander double-deck body. Treble One Group (Dave Hemsley) New to Tyne and Wear PTE in 1981; it passed to Busways in 1986. It worked first at City Busways from Byker then most of its time at Slatyford on Fastline services. It had brief spells on Magicbus and at Sunderland and ended up at Stagecoach Transit from where it was bought by the Treble-one Group in 2004. It is restored in Newcastle Busways livery.
LEO 734YLEO 734Y1983Leyland Atlantean Northern Counties Barrow Transport Group New to Barrow Corporation 104, this bus is now preserved by the present by the Barrow Transport Group
UTN 501YUTN 501Y1983MCW Metrobus Mark 2, ex Northern 3501 with MCW bodywork H46/31FLee Garrett New on the 12th June 1983, as the first Mark 2 Metrobus to be delivered to Northern and also the National Bus Company. Delivered in NBC poppy red, this vehicle was one of only 12 Metrobuses painted in this livery from new. 3501's first depot allocation was Chester le Street, and moved to Murton Depot after a year at it's previous depot, remained here until Murton closed. 3501 was withdrawn in 2000, and after restored won the best 1980's double decker award at Showbus Rally in Duxford in 2009. The bus is powered by Gardner engine linked to a 4 speed Voith gearbox. The vehicle is fully restored in "as new" condition. The bus was withdrawn fifteen years ago and has been in preservation with its current owner ever since.
C771 OCNC771 OCN1986MCW Metrobus Mk 2Mark Westgarth Formerly Go Ahead Northern 3771 C771 OCN was based in Gateshead. Recently preserved, Restored to Go-Ahead Gateshead livery with route branding for services 58 and 59.
D278 FASD278 FAS1987Leyland Tiger T9TCL11 Alexander TE Chesterfield 123 Preservation Group (Dennis Vickers) Single deck, dual purpose bus Leyland Tiger, Alexander TE type 53 seat body. New to Highland Omnibuses. Now restored in livery of Strathtay Buses, Dundee. Also carried VLT 45 with Strathtay Scottish during it's time
G251 SRGG251 SRG1989DAF SB220 Optare Delta.Tony Kennan Optare Delta 251 was the first of a batch of four vehicles (251 to 254) ordered by Northumbria Motor Services Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne on the 4th of July 1989 251 was delivered to Northumbria in October 1989 after it appeared in the Bus & Coach Show at the N.E.C. It then travelled to France & Holland with the Directors & Senior Managers at the end of November 1989. Originally based at Gallowgate depot, 251 worked out of most of the Northumbria depots at some time in her life before the sale of the Company to British Bus then ultimately Cowies (Arriva) Ironically on the 15th of January 1998 251 became the first bus to be painted in Arriva livery! Between the 11th of January 2006 and the 21st of September 2008 251 was expertly restored by Gardiners of Spennymoor before making her debut at Showbus 2008.
K101 UJRK101 UJR1992Dennis Javelin Wadham StringerLewis Williamson A former MOD vehicle this Dennis Javelin joined the fleet of Munro's of Jedburgh, where she is still operating to this day.
NK09 FUWNK09 FUW2009Optare Versa Go North East, Gateshead Depot. This Optare Versa new in 2009, operates on the local route 53 and 54 between Newcastle and Saltwell Parks. This is one of the most recent new vehicles to join the Go North East, entered by Gateshead Depot
GHN 189GHN 1891942Bristol K5G ECW L27/26R Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society (Peter Mitchell) Formerly fleet no. BGL 29 with United Automobile Services. Sold to Silcox, Pembroke Docks in 1959, and purchased for preservation by Phillip Battersby in 1970. Acquired by ADBPS in 1981 and restored to full United livery.
SMK 686FSMK 686F1967AEC Routemaster Park Royal H40/32RTed Jones New to London Transport as RML 2686, one of the last batch of RML's in service and latterly run by Arriva until the demise of RM operation in London. The bus was refurbished some years ago and was fitted with a Cummins engine, bought by Cooper of Annitsford, Northumberland, and acquired from them by present owner in 2005 after driving it up from London. On going restoration to its 1968 looks.
ENT 778ENT 7781948Leyland Tiger PS1 with Burlingham single-deck coach body.Chris Lediard This half-cab coach served most of its working life in East Anglia. Restored from 1973 by Premier Travel (Watford). It is currently licensed and available as a PCV.
B144 RWYB144 RWY1984Leyland Olympian RoeCraig Temple New in 1984 with West Yorkshire PTE as 5504 in Metrocoach livery, and then with First in Bradford until 2008 when purchased by the current opwner for preservation, and restored in the delivery livery.
K101 JMVK101 JMV1992Leyland Lynx LX2R11C15Z4S B49FAlan Shepherd Entered service in 1992 with Metrobus of Orpington, and later in life served with Northumbria Coaches of Ashington, passing with the sale of the company to Go North East. In current ownership since September 2009, and seen in the owners Red Rider livery.